Sleep Lab Psychology

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Research in the sleep lab has determined that the majority of our dreams are in color. Bob Van de Castle, a psychologist that studied dreams reported that when dreamers were awakened during a dream, distinct color was reported in 70% of the cases and vague color in another 13%. So why don’t we recall color in our dreams? Recalling color is likely subject to the same mechanisms as recalling any image in a dream, or remembering the dream at all. The sleep stage prior to waking might have something to do with color recall. Research says that people awakened from REM sleep report more colorful and story-like dreams, whereas people from non-REM state of sleep report more thought-like with little storyline or color. The nature or degree of our
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